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College Roundup: Cal Poly women remain atop the Big West Conference basketball race

Molly Schlemer led the Cal Poly women’s basketball team to an 84-79 road victory over UC Irvine on Saturday with 31 points and eight rebounds. 

The Mustangs (13-8, 7-1 Big West Conference) remained in first place above second-place Cal State Northridge. 

Ariana Elegado scored 21 points, and Kristen Ale came off the bench to score 15. 

Cal Poly led by nine points with more than a minute left  and UC Irvine outscored the Mustangs 10-3 over the next 53 seconds to come within two, but Elegado and Ale made four straight free throws to seal the game. 

Ventura 94, Cuesta 42

The Cougars fell to the No. 1 team in the state on the road. 

Miriam Zabinsky scored a team-high 18 points and had nine rebounds for Cuesta (18-6, 3-4 Western State Conference-North Division). 

The Cougars made only 15 of 68 field-goal attempts.


Camacho shines at Arkansas meet

Oklahoma State sophomore middle distance runner Savannah Camacho, a former Templeton High standout, won the 800-meter invitational division on the 

second day of the Razorback Invitational in 2 minutes, 5.41 seconds in Fayetteville, Ark.

The time was not only Camacho’s personal-best mark, but also ranked her 

No. 2 on Oklahoma State’s all-time list in the event, and she is now ranked No. 2 in the NCAA in the event this season. Teammate Kaela Edwards was second in Saturday’s race in 2:05.59.

“Those two were on fire,” Oklahoma State head coach Dave Smith said in a news release. “They held off some great, All-American-caliber athletes. It was unbelievable. They looked fantastic. They ran an incredible race, and it was very impressive.”

Cal Poly’s Bryan second in high jump at Washington meet

Cal Poly’s Danielle Bryan finished second in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 5 inches at the Washington Invitational.

Cal Poly’s Elaina Cromer finished fifth with a personal best in the 800 with a time of 2:14.25. Kendal Nielson had another personal best with a leap of 38-9 in the triple jump, finishing in fourth place. Amy Loschiavo finished fourth in the pole vault by clearing 12-0.

Cal Poly’s 4x400 relay team of Jessica Rasmussen, A’Jah Love, Chloe Carlson and Shelby Rothburg had a time of 3:55.74, putting them sixth.


Cuesta 63, Ventura 56

With the Cougars up three and 20 seconds left, Alex Igual stole the ball, made a layup and was fouled. 

Igual made the ensuing free throw and iced the game for Cuesta (16-9, 5-2 WSC-North), extending its lead to six points.

Igual finished with 14 points and a team-high four assists. 

Oscar Pedroso led the Cougars in scoring with 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. 

With the win, Cuesta moved into first place, overtaking Ventura.


Riverside 4, Cuesta 1 

The Cougars dropped game two of a three-game series with the Tigers 4-1.

Riverside (2-0) got off to a quick start, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. 

Cuesta (0-2) pitcher Anthony Baleto gave up a double to Riverside’s Garrett Dean and then a single to Paul Martine to drive in Dean. 

Martine scored on an RBI single from Josh Clark.    

Baleto pitched 6 1⁄3 innings, giving up two runs, five hits and striking out three. 

Jackson Gentes came into relieve Baleto and gave up two runs in the second.

The Cougars’ lone run was scored in the second, when Nick Rutchyj hit a leadoff double, and Clayton Schuler followed with a single to advance Rutchyj to third. 

David Belt hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Rutchyj.   


Nevada 6, Cal Poly 1

Cal Poly’s No. 6 singles player, Jurgen De Jager, won 6-2, 6-2, but the Mustangs (0-5) couldn’t muster any other points in their home opener against the Wolf Pack (2-1).


Cal Poly 4, Cal State Northridge 3

Cal Poly's top singles player, Jennifer Cornea, defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-0, and Mika Padmanabhan won 6-2, 6-2. 

Cal Poly doubles players Ane McPike and Cornea won 8-2, and Kathryn Webb and Sayaka Tsugai won 8-4.


UC Santa Barbara sweeps Cal Poly

UC Santa Barbara swept visiting Cal Poly, 203-85 on the men’s side and 183-110 on the women’s side.

Cal Poly’s Sonny Fierro and Sami McIntyre placed first in both of their events.

Fierro had a time of 9 minutes, 26.37 seconds in the 1,000-yard freestyle. He also swam the 500-yard freestyle, finishing five-hundredths of a second in front of UC Santa Barbara’s Andrew Barmann with a time of 4:35.18. 

McIntyre finished first in women’s diving for the second meet in a row. The senior scored 236.55 in the 1-meter board and 242.25 in the 3-meter board.

Cal Poly’s Nicole Antoniuk claimed the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 07.78 seconds, and Rachel Cleak won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:05.04.